Original Title: มัจจุราชสีน้ำผึ้ง
Channel: Channel 3
Theme: Romance, revenge
Paat (Ken Theradeeth Wonpapuan) and Rojanasnai/Peung (Pichy Namtarn) enter a marriage despite their different personalities and ill feelings toward each other. Paat didn’t trust women and Peung already had a boyfriend, Prawut (Tah Warit Tipgomut) , who she had to break up with.
Their union stems from a promise between their parents. Pueng also accepts to replace her younger sister Romereuthai (Saiparn), who was originally supposed to marry Paat. It’s Pueng’s way to repay her uncle and aunt for adopting her.
As soon as they get married,Paat – the owner of a tea plantation – takes her to the countryside. Far from her family and ex-boyfriend, she will have to start anew. Pueng‘s relationship with Paat and her new life on the plantation will be paved with many roadblocks.
Roadblock 1: Her husband hides the fact that they are married. She moves on the plantation as a servant and receives a harsher treatment than other employees.
Roadblock 2: There are two crazies after the pra’ek and the nang’ek’s ex-boyfriend Prawut. The first crazy is Uraat (Ice) , the daughter of the rich and shady neighbor of Paat. The second crazy is none other than Pueng’s sister, who decides to seduce Paat after failing to seduce Prawut. She had hoped that when Pueng marries Paat, Prawut will finally turn to her.
Roadblock 3: Uraat‘s father and his shady business – drug dealing – and the immigrants that stay on Paat’s plantation. The immigrants want to live a decent life and get the same status as other Thai citizens, but Paat keeps looking down on them and doesn’t trust them, which in turn lead them to defy his authority.
Roadblock 4: Pueng’s adoptive mother, who always take her biological daughter’s side. The mother is always pressuring Pueng: first to marry Paat and then to give Paat to her sister (I didn’t know that someone’s love was transferrable, or that sisters enjoyed sharing husband… *shaking my head*)
I love Ken’s acting! It never gets old. His facial expression especially his eyes can immediately tell you how he feels: anger, love, distrust… Although he is not paired with Ann, I thought it was a pretty good lakorn. The nang’ek is weak as usual but it wouldn’t be a lakorn without a damsel in distress. I loved the traditional clothes and the scenery of the drama. The OST was also a plus! Music matters so much and I believe that this drama effectively incorporated songs.
Something really funny is that the reason behind Paat’s love phobia is his first wife, which is played by no other than the actress who played Nalin’s sister (Numpueng) in Sawan Biang. I thought that was pretty funny. After all she finally got him even if it’s in another drama/another life.
“Love doesn’t exist. Every woman worships money as God.”
– maniac Ride